International Journal of Fashion Studies (Journal)

ISSN 20517106 , ONLINE ISSN 20517114

A journal founded by Emanuela Mora, Agnès Rocamora and Paolo Volonté.

The International Journal of Fashion Studies is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that fosters the worldwide diffusion of fashion studies. Published bi-annually, the journal invites articles on all aspects of fashion as a social, cultural, historical and aesthetic phenomenon. Although the journal is open to contributions submitted in English, its principal aim is to be a platform for fashion studies developed by non-English speakers.



Principal Editor

Emanuela Mora
Università Cattolica di Milano, Italy
emanuela.mora@unicatt.it

Agnès Rocamora
London College of Fashion, UK
a.rocamora@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Paolo Volonté
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
paolo.volonte@polimi.it

Open Space and Reviews Editor

Rosie Findlay
London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London
r.findlay@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Translations Editor

Rupert Waldron
University of the Arts London, UK
r.waldron@arts.ac.uk

Editorial Assistant

Marco Pedroni
eCampus University, Italy
marco.pedroni@uniecampus.it

English being a lingua franca of the international academic world, much of the most influential – not least as it is the most visible - literature has been produced in the English speaking world. Indeed, access to a global readership is premised on the submission to academic journals of texts written in English. However, over the years a meaningful corpus of fashion studies has developed in other regions that have just as much of a tradition as Anglophone countries in costume, clothing, and fashion practice as well as in the study of social and cultural phenomena. But this corpus is not written in English and, because of language obstacles, has not reached an international audience. Scholars who are not English speakers and have neither the time nor the resources to produce texts in that language may be excluded from current debates on fashion, clothing and appearance. The richness of their material can go unacknowledged, which can only deprive the field of Anglophone fashion studies of significant findings and insights. This is at odds with both the global nature of the fashion system and the call, in much contemporary academia, for the fostering of international networks and research.
 
The editorial team of the International Journal of Fashion Studies strongly believes that the reception of contributions from countries with less visibility in English language academic publications has been long overdue. It has therefore set as its main aim the disseminating of the work of non English scholars written in the original language of their authors. To do so an innovative process of peer-reviewing has been designed. In agreement with Intellect, all articles can be submitted to the journal in the native language of their author and will be reviewed in that language. It is only once the article has been accepted for publication that it will be translated into English. Moreover, the work will be available in the original language on the publisher’s website. It is indeed very important not to lose the richness of the text written in the native language.
 
Moreover the International Journal of Fashion Studies aims to support theoretical and methodological discussion across the social sciences, the arts and humanities. Indeed it is the journal’s conviction that understanding fashion means approaching it from various perspectives. Only then will the complex experiences and practices of its individual and institutional agents be grasped.
 
By opening up the field of fashion studies to non English speakers the International Journal of Fashion Studies will not only shed new light on some key existing themes of the international debate (such as gender, sustainability, globalisation, etc.) but it will also bring to the fore topics and issues heretofore unattended.

Principal Editor

Emanuela Mora
Università Cattolica di Milano, Italy
emanuela.mora@unicatt.it

Agnès Rocamora
London College of Fashion, UK
a.rocamora@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Paolo Volonté
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
paolo.volonte@polimi.it

Open Space and Reviews Editor

Rosie Findlay
London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London
r.findlay@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Translations Editor

Rupert Waldron
University of the Arts London, UK
r.waldron@arts.ac.uk

Editorial Assistant

Marco Pedroni
eCampus University, Italy
marco.pedroni@uniecampus.it

Principal Editor

Emanuela Mora
Università Cattolica di Milano, Italy
emanuela.mora@unicatt.it

Agnès Rocamora
London College of Fashion, UK
a.rocamora@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Paolo Volonté
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
paolo.volonte@polimi.it

Open Space and Reviews Editor

Rosie Findlay
London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London
r.findlay@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Translations Editor

Rupert Waldron
University of the Arts London, UK
r.waldron@arts.ac.uk

Editorial Assistant

Marco Pedroni
eCampus University, Italy
marco.pedroni@uniecampus.it

Principal Editor

Emanuela Mora
Università Cattolica di Milano, Italy
emanuela.mora@unicatt.it

Agnès Rocamora
London College of Fashion, UK
a.rocamora@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Paolo Volonté
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
paolo.volonte@polimi.it

Open Space and Reviews Editor

Rosie Findlay
London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London
r.findlay@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Translations Editor

Rupert Waldron
University of the Arts London, UK
r.waldron@arts.ac.uk

Editorial Assistant

Marco Pedroni
eCampus University, Italy
marco.pedroni@uniecampus.it

Notes for Contributors Download

Call for Papers Download

Call for Papers – Decolonizing Fashion as Process Download


In the context of an academic literature dominated, in the field of fashion studies, by the publication of papers peer-reviewed in English, the work of those researchers who have neither the resources nor the time to translate it for consideration can go unacknowledged. With much research and debate taking place on the globalisation of the fashion system as well as on its non-western manifestations it is time to broaden the field to more non-English writers. This is the goal of the International Journal of Fashion Studies.
 
To that effect, all articles can be submitted in the first language of their author and will be reviewed in that language. At the moment we can ensure the reviewing of articles written in the following languages: Danish, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croat, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish. As our network is constantly developing, the list of languages covered is widening. Therefore we are also interested in submissions written in other languages.
 
The journal will pay particular attention to the theoretical rigour of the submissions and the quality of engagement with the empirical data gathered, whether it is through quantitative or qualitative methods. Topics of interest might include: globalization; innovation; religion; gender; ethnicity; sustainability; systems of production, consumption and dissemination; communication; new technologies; digital culture. Particular attention will be given to new and heretofore unattended areas of enquiry.
 
Articles of no more than 8,000 words in length can be submitted directly to the principal editors or through the website. Please refer to the Intellect style guide before sending your article.
 
Prospective guest editors are welcomed and may approach Intellect or the editors with a proposal for a themed issue. Prospective book reviewers and publishers should approach the editors directly.
 
 
Special Issue: ‘Decolonizing Fashion as Process’
 
Decolonizing fashion is not an isolated event, an act that happens and completes itself. This is the case whether we are talking about symbols of political independence, production practices against economic neo-colonialism, design practices against cultural imperialism, or efforts to decolonize education, writing, museums and ethnographic research.  As process, these all involve fashion in a continuum, a decolonization that has already been going on, and that has no ending, no final conclusion.
 
Decolonizing efforts are necessarily incomplete. The process incorporates different moments of history in different locations, constant reinterpretations of colonial oppression and decolonial liberation. Each generation picks up a different task from the generation before. People reflect upon their life experiences using new words, new awareness, new lenses on the past and the present.
 
These processes unfold through contradiction. For instance, decolonial fashion practices can mesh inextricably with neo-colonial, exploitative practices. Or a practitioner faces conflicting claims (or planes): for example, she has the responsibility to keep alive and advance ancestral craft values and at the same time she must fight for economic equality in the global marketplace.
 
As scholars, designers, artisans, educators or curators, we will face these contradictions. We will have to untangle and reflect upon the conflicting threads of our particular moment and place of fashion practice. Our decolonizing efforts will not be pure. They will be mixed and ambivalent. We have to devise ways of thinking and acting with and through these contradictions, using the resources — intellectual and material — we have to hand. We insert ourselves into the process and do our part, with and around our own constraints. We take the risk of acting, writing, teaching or producing, without the comfort of finding a perfect solution. Avoiding the façade of a final solution or conclusion, we can start with an intention to arrive at a given result, knowing fully that the outcome may not reflect our intention.
 
This special issue invites papers that highlight the opportunities and pitfalls that come with any examination of or attempt to decolonize fashion. These may be historical or contemporary. We welcome proposals from diverse approaches that acknowledge and explore the incomplete, ongoing and contradictory process of decolonizing fashion.
 
Dates and Deadlines: 
 
Abstracts of 250–300 words along with author bio should be emailed to  arti.sandhu@uc.edu by 30 June 2020.  In addition to research articles (no more than 8000 words), we also welcome shorter/ creative pieces for the open section of the special issue. The deadline for the first draft is 15 December 2020. Guidelines to the Intellect house-style are available at www.intellectbooks.com/journal-editors-and-contributors
 

Principal Editor

Emanuela Mora
Università Cattolica di Milano, Italy
emanuela.mora@unicatt.it

Agnès Rocamora
London College of Fashion, UK
a.rocamora@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Paolo Volonté
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
paolo.volonte@polimi.it

Open Space and Reviews Editor

Rosie Findlay
London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London
r.findlay@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Translations Editor

Rupert Waldron
University of the Arts London, UK
r.waldron@arts.ac.uk

Editorial Assistant

Marco Pedroni
eCampus University, Italy
marco.pedroni@uniecampus.it

Editorial Board

Patrick Aspers
Uppsala Universitet, Sweden

Djurdja Bartlett
London College of Fashion, UK

Kathia Castilho
Universidade Anhembi Morumbi São Paulo, Brazil

Christian Huck
Universität Innsbruck, Austria

Vicki Karaminas
Massey University, New Zealand

Yuniya Kawamura
Fashion Institute of Technology, USA

Reina Lewis
London College of Fashion, UK

Sanda Miller
Southampton Solent University, UK

Minh-Ha Pham
Pratt Institute, USA

Regina Root
The College of William and Mary, USA

Özlem Sandikci
Bilkent Üniversitesi Ankara, Turkey

Simona Segre Reinach
University of Bologna, Italy

Anneke Smelik
Radboud University, the Netherlands

Olga Vainshtein
Russian State University for the Humanities, Russia

Rachel Lifter
Parsons New School, USA

Advisory Board

Laura Bovone
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

Christopher Breward
National Galleries of Scotland, UK

Diana Crane
University of Pennsylvania, USA

Joanne Entwistle
King’s College London, UK

Caroline Evans
University of the Arts London

Ulrich Lehmann
The New School, New York, USA

Elisabeth Wilson
London, UK

Leslie Rabine
University of California Davis, USA

Principal Editor

Emanuela Mora
Università Cattolica di Milano, Italy
emanuela.mora@unicatt.it

Agnès Rocamora
London College of Fashion, UK
a.rocamora@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Paolo Volonté
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
paolo.volonte@polimi.it

Open Space and Reviews Editor

Rosie Findlay
London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London
r.findlay@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Translations Editor

Rupert Waldron
University of the Arts London, UK
r.waldron@arts.ac.uk

Editorial Assistant

Marco Pedroni
eCampus University, Italy
marco.pedroni@uniecampus.it

 
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Contents

  • Volume (7): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2020


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  • Volume (6): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2019


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  • Cover date: 2019


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  • Volume (3): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2016


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  • Volume (2): Issue (1)
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  • Volume (2): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2015


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  • Volume (1): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2014


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  • Volume (1): Issue (2)
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Principal Editor

Emanuela Mora
Università Cattolica di Milano, Italy
emanuela.mora@unicatt.it

Agnès Rocamora
London College of Fashion, UK
a.rocamora@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Paolo Volonté
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
paolo.volonte@polimi.it

Open Space and Reviews Editor

Rosie Findlay
London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London
r.findlay@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Translations Editor

Rupert Waldron
University of the Arts London, UK
r.waldron@arts.ac.uk

Editorial Assistant

Marco Pedroni
eCampus University, Italy
marco.pedroni@uniecampus.it

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